Beyond the Classroom
A Love of Learning, Inside and Out
The Trinity Episcopal School education is best characterized by a love of learning both inside the classroom and out. The classroom can be a wonderful and nurturing place, but we want to prepare students for the world well beyond Trinity.
We love our beautiful campus, but there’s a big, wide world to explore! And students in grades 4–8 get a chance to get out in it. We’re always looking for learning opportunities outside the classroom, and our yearly class trips challenge students to discover new environments, new people and themselves. These excursions are offered beginning in fourth grade, and each adventure is another way to nurture our kids academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The Natural Classroom & Community Garden
Technology can empower students and educators, but also can distance children from traditional land-based learning and experiences. Students today have limited opportunities to explore the natural environment and experience all it has to offer. Outdoor classrooms promote many types of scientific exploration and observations of real-world phenomena, which help engage the scientific mind.
Habitat Restoration & Conservation
Trinity’s 21-acre campus includes a small nature preserve. Students chip in to restore and conserve this habitat by creating ponds, maintaining trails and spreading seeds of native plant species. Classes also periodically walk the nature trails simply to enjoy the preserve. By connecting to the natural environment, students discover firsthand how humans can leave a positive and lasting impact on their world.